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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 13 of 984 players
Kingman
David Arthur Kingman
Born: December 21, 1948 at Pendleton, Ore.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.06 Weight: 215

Dave Kingman has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 56 times, most recently on November 2, 2014.

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First Mets game: April 8, 1975
Last Mets game: September 14, 1983





Winner of National League Player of the Month award, July 1975. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, July 27, 1975, May 31, 1981, July 18, 1982. (New York Mets)

Uniform Numbers:
Uniform
Number
Start DateEnd Date
26April 8, 1975June 15, 1977
26April 9, 1981October 2, 1983
26

Dave Kingman also played for the following teams:
Purchased by the New York Mets from the San Francisco Giants on February 28, 1975.

Traded by the New York Mets to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Bobby Valentine and Paul Siebert on June 15, 1977.

Traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Mets in exchange for Steve Henderson on February 28, 1981.

Released by the New York Mets on January 30, 1984.

On disabled list from July 20, 1976 to August 27, 1976 (torn ligament in left thumb).

  • Established a Mets season record for Home Runs in 1975 with 36 and in 1976 with 37.
  • Tied Mets season record of 156 Strikeouts in 1982. Record was previously set by Tommie Agee in 1970.

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Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1975 134 50265116221368834515347512248.231.494.284
1976 123 47470113141378628413557403240.238.506.286
1977 58 211224470928133663320178.209.370.263
1981 100 3534078113225955710516012161.221.456.326
1982 149 5358010991379959915644036231.204.432.285
1983 100 2482549701329221571211195.198.383.265
6 years 664 2323302509706154389211296721829126151053.219.453.287

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1976 1 2000000001000000.000.000.000
1 year 1 2000000001000000.000.000.000

  • Led National League in home runs with 37 in 1982.
  • Led National League in strikeouts with 105 in 1981 and with 156 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in runs with 70 in 1976.
  • Led Mets in home runs with 36 in 1975, with 37 in 1976, with 22 in 1981 and with 37 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 86 in 1976, with 59 in 1981 and with 99 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in stolen bases with 7 in 1975.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .494 in 1975, with .506 in 1976, with .456 in 1981 and with .432 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .782 in 1981 and with .717 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in strikeouts with 153 in 1975, with 135 in 1976, with 105 in 1981 and with 156 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in walks with 55 in 1981 and with 59 in 1982.
  • Tied for Mets lead in intentional walks with 9 in 1982.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 240 in 1976 and with 161 in 1981.

Games where Dave Kingman had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Houston (NL) 07/20/75. At Pittsburgh (NL) 07/31/75. At Pittsburgh (NL) 09/10/75. At Chicago (NL) 04/15/76.
At Pittsburgh (NL) 04/18/76. vs. San Diego (NL) 05/07/76. At Atlanta (NL) 05/12/76. At Los Angeles (NL) 06/04/76.
At Atlanta (NL) 07/10/76. vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 09/19/76. At San Diego (NL) 04/29/77. At Montreal (NL) 04/26/81.
At Atlanta (NL) 08/18/81. vs. Montreal (NL) 04/18/82. At Los Angeles (NL) 07/17/82. vs. San Francisco (NL) 05/24/83.

Games where Dave Kingman had 4 or more Hits
At Montreal (NL) 06/19/75. At Chicago (NL) 07/25/75. At Atlanta (NL) 05/12/76. At Philadelphia (NL) 04/13/83.

Games played by position
1975: Outfield 71, Left Field 68, First Base 58, Third Base 12, Right Field 3
1976: Outfield 111, Right Field 106, First Base 16, Left Field 5
1977: Outfield 45, Left Field 26, Right Field 20, First Base 17
1981: First Base 55, Left Field 49, Outfield 49
1982: First Base 143
1983: First Base 50, Outfield 5, Right Field 5

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Dave Kingman was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1975 000237625300
1976 00493203000
1977 0005210000
1981 0009440000
1982 00314000000
1983 00228250000
Totals 002941012628300

1976 Dave Kingman
1976 Dave Kingman






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